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European-study on Quantifying Utility of Investment in Protection from Tobacco

Objective

Tobacco smoking costs the EU an estimated 98 to 130 billion Euros each year – just above 1% of the EU Gross Domestic Product in 2000. A large, robust and consistent evidence base indicates that coordinated, high impact and comprehensive approaches are the most effective way to reduce smoking initiation, prevalence and intensity. Despite this, policy makers and public health procurers often lack the data and financial justification to make the case for investment in tackling the scourge of tobacco. The CER project “EQUIPT” brings together expertise from multiple disciplines and aims to provide health care policy makers with bespoke information about the economic and wider returns that investing in evidence-based tobacco control including smoking cessation agendas can generate. Learning from a very recent UK experience, EQUIPT will co-create and test a “return on investment” (ROI) tool, designed for use by tobacco control advocates, policy makers and public health procurers. The first stage of the project will develop the existing ROI tool for use in four EU Member States – Germany, Spain, Hungary and the Netherlands. Following this, it will test the transferability of the ROI methods to other EU countries (including lower-income Member States) with a view to guiding comprehensive tobacco control policies. The innovation of this project is its focus beyond simply estimating the cost-effectiveness of individual interventions: instead it will evaluate comprehensive tobacco control in an approach that mirrors real practice, where various interventions are delivered concurrently. In combination with a structured dissemination plan involving key stakeholders, this will improve investment in effective tobacco control and cessation services, in turn reducing the incidence of major chronic diseases and improving quality of life at the population level. The resulting cost-saving across the EU has the potential to be enormous.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 650 924
Administrative Contact
Teresa Waller (Ms.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 264 073
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sabina Bulic (Mrs.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 271 411
Address
Ingolstadter Landstrasse 1
85764 Neuherberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juergen Ertel (Dr.)
SYREON KUTATO INTEZET KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 240 931
Address
Mexikoi Ut 65/A
1142 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Szilvia Nagyistok (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 206 220
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Martin (Ms.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 66 974
Address
Level 1A City Tower Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BT Manchester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Bennett (Mr.)
LELAN LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 70 500
Address
Flat 1 52 - Bath Buildings
BS6 5PU Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adam Lester-George (Mr.)
EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR SMOKING PREVENTION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 173 449
Address
Chaussee D'ixelles 144
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Francis Grogna (Mr.)
NCSCT COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 19 410
Address
Great Western Industrial Centre 1
DT1 1RD Dorchester Dorset
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Melanie Mcilvar (Mrs.)
AGENCIJA ZA KVALITETU I AKREDITACIJU U ZDRAVSTVU I SOCIJALNOJ SKRBI
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 38 960
Address
Planinska 13
10040 Zagreb
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivan Sostarcic (Mr.)
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSIONING BOARD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 45 056
Address
Quarry Hill Quarry House
LS2 7UE Leeds
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Hull (Mrs.)